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April 13, 2016

Fanshawe's Autism & Behavioural Science graduate program, Thames Valley Children's Centre and the City of London were official recipients of an Ontario Trillium Grant of $383,800 for three years of programming/research to expand initial research of the Camps on TRACKS program across the province.

The Camps on TRACKS program helps to include children with disabilities in summer camps with their typical peers. Fanshawe's Autism program partnered with Thames Valley Children's Centre and City of London in 2009 to create the program and was able to continue and expand the Camps on TRACKS program across the City of London summer camps in 2011 and 2012 because of Fanshawe's Internal Research Grants (IRG). The work was able to be published and expanded and thus the program has received much interest worldwide. 

This grant will allow the program that was created locally to be published into online learning modules and to hire a facilitator for 3 years to train and promote the program across the entire province.

Further information is available here: 

http://www.otf.ca/thames-valley-childrens-centre

http://www.otf.ca/news/ontario-investing-48-million-non-profit-initiatives